Seydou Boro: Sundjata Keita
Hamed Dicko: Mabo Keïta
Abdoulaye Komboudri: M Fafana
Sotigui Kouyaté: Djeliba Kouyate
Claire Sanon: Sitan
Blandine Yaméogo: Sogoton
Writer: Dani Kouyaté
Produced by: S. Pierre Yameog producer
Music by: Sotigui Kouyaté
Cinematography by: Robert Millié
Film Editing by: Zoé Durouchoux
Production Design by: Catherine Franck
Sound Department: Pierre Mertens
Keïta is a retelling of the first third of Sundjata Keita's 13th-century epic, Sundjata. It tells of Mabo Keïta (Dicko), a thirteen-year-old boy who lives in a middle-class family in Ouagadougou and attends a good school. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading.
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